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Consultation about Tax-Free Childcare

The Government is consulting until 14 October 2013 on the introduction of Tax-Free Childcare for working families. Why not think about completing the 10 minute questionnaire?

Construction Industry Scheme (CIS): Checklist for repayment claims

A guidance checklist for companies to use before sending in a repayment claim has been put together giving details of the main issues likely to affect how quickly a claim can be processed.

What do you know about Universal Credit?

Universal Credit was introduced on 29 April 2013 in selected areas of Greater Manchester and Cheshire and will be gradually rolled out to the rest of the UK from October 2013. Read this overview, to find out more, including information for employers and claimants.

RTI: Reconciling PAYE charges

Acting on feedback received relating to difficulties being encountered with some PAYE schemes.

The National Minimum Wage: including rate changes effective from 1 October 2013

This guide gives you a simple overview of the national minimum wage and explains how HMRC is enforcing the rules. The new rates from 1 October 2013 have also been included.

Find out about Authorised Economic Operator certification (AEO)

Any business involved in international trade needs to be aware of the AEO scheme and decide if the status offer benefits to their business. New legislation, Union Custom Code (UCC), which will become effective from May 2016, will have an impact on all businesses that operate a customs authorisation.The EU Commission has launched a new Authorised Economic Operator e-learning package for anyone involved in AEO or considering making an application. HMRC would like businesses either holding or are who interested in obtaining AEO certification to consider going to an event to be held in London on 19-20 November. There will be a special session on Day 1 for Small and Medium Enterprises to understand AEO and the UCC and what the changes will mean for them.

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